qui n'instruit qu'à charge

Einhard

Senior Member
English-Ireland
Bonsoir,

I can't figure out the following, relating to the DSK affair, and the differences between the French and American systems:

De l'autre, un système judiciaire brutal qui n'instruit qu'à charge,...

On the other side, a brutal justice system which only instructs to charge?

It doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but I can't see what else it could be. Any suggestions?

Merci.
 
  • gardian

    Banned
    English - Ireland
    I think it is contrasting the US and French judicial system.
    In France I think that there is an impartial investigating judge prior to any charges being presented.
     

    tellect

    Senior Member
    French
    In principle, French investigating magistrates are looking for exculpatory evidence as well as incriminating evidence. They should be impartial in their fact finding task.
    In the US criminal system, lawyers have to conduct investigations to gather evidence in favor of the defense.
     
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